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Garths Boulder Gardens

Desert Ecology & Medicinal Flora Hike - Tea Exploration

Discover the bio-diversity of the Mojave Desert ecosystems, learn about the native flora including the medicinal and wild foods.

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Desert Ecology & Medicinal Flora Hike - Tea Exploration
Desert Ecology & Medicinal Flora Hike - Tea Exploration


2020年2月15日 11:00 – 13:45

Garths Boulder Gardens, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268



Please read this entire description of this event for information on materials needed, location to meet up etc. 

Discover the diversity of desert ecosystems of the creosote bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, and pinyon - juniper woodland. In each ecosystem we will learn plant associations and how they relate to factors such as symbiotic relationships, soil, elevation, and the desert fauna. We will meet native, medicinal, and wild food flora on this hike where we will learn traditional and modern medicinal uses of the plants. This event takes place in the beautiful privately owned nature preserve at Garth's Boulder Gardens in Pioneertown. $5 of each ticket purchase is donated to Boulder Gardens in their continued work of desert preservation. 

We will start the hike with a Native Plant Tea Journey where we will explore the physical energetics, taste, and medicinal uses of the plant which guest will meet this plant on the hike.  


If you know where Garth's property is DO NOT drive to the location as we will be carpooling to reduce the traffic to the area. Meeting information below.

Needed Items:

  • Cup to participate in the plant tea journey.
  • 1 liter water per person (at least 1 liter) 
  • sunscreen
  • hat or beanie if its cold.
  • Weather appropriate clothing. i.e. beanie, down jacket, warm jacket, gloves, windbreaker, base layers clothing to have with you or in  your day-pack
  • closed toed hiking boots/shoes. 
  • snacks, we will be far from a nearby grocery store, market     

Location & Time 

WHERE:  We will be meeting in the parking lot farthest left of Pappy & Harriet's right off Pioneertown Rd. Hike takes place at Boulder Gardens in Pioneertown, CA. 

TIME: 11am  - 1:45pm

Travel time from the meet-up location to Boulder Gardens is about 15 minutes. We will meet at 11am and depart to Boulder Gardens at 11:10. Hike will start at 11:30 till 1:45pm



Q. Do I need to be an experienced hiker to participate? 

A. This is a hike for everyone, even the little ones. We will not be doing any difficult hiking, boulder hoping or scrambling. 

Q. Will we be wildcrafting?

A. No. This is an opportunity to learn about the desert flora and ecosystems. We will learn both the positive and negative impacts wildcrafting can have on any ecosystem but especially that of the fragile desert ecosystems. We encourage cultivating 

native flora. 

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. Though there are dogs that live on the property that we will be skirting; we ask that dogs stay at home. If you are visiting the area, we refer guest to Joshua Tree Pet Resort.  

Ticket sales are final, no refunds or exchaning for future events. 


  • Desert Ecology - Flora Hike





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